Western Animation: Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
aka: Real Monsters
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
was a show that aired on Nickelodeon
from 1994 to 1999. It serves as the 5th show in the Nicktoons
series. It focused on three monsters who lived under a dump and were in a monster school, taking "scares" as lessons. The main cast included:
- Ickis, a little red
Killer Rabbit Ugly Cute monster who often got mistaken for a bunny, much to his dismay. Could grow to impressive sizes, but wasn't very good at controlling this change at the start of the series, and frequently struggled with his scares. Tended to be both arrogant and very insecure, due in no small part to trying to live up to his famous father's reputation. Despite his bumbling and trouble-prone nature, also saved the day more than once.
- Krumm, a strange, hairy orange monster with free-rolling eyes that he normally carried around in his hands. Smelled horrible, and reveled in it: "I love being smelly." A happy-go-lucky Big Eater who didn't stress about scaring as much as his friends.
- Oblina, who resembled a black candy cane with big red lips and eye stalks. Could pull her insides out at will; naturally, this made her the best at scaring, and she was considered the Gromble's best student. Came from a rich family, and had a strange accent. Often fought with Ickis over his bad habits, and had a tendency to lecture, which... never really helped her make her case.
- The Gromble, the Sadist Teacher and Headmaster who constantly belittled and punished his students for poor scares. Was particularly hard on Ickis (who admittedly brought a lot of it onto himself), but also occasionally showed fondness for him and his other students.
- The Snorch, The Unintelligible monster in charge of punishing students who broke the rules. His punishments tended to be oddly unthreatening, such as listening to classical music or performing opera — though, of course, the students were terrified of such things. Was actually very intelligent, though the communication barrier generally prevented him from demonstrating this.
The complete series was released on DVD on October 8th, 2013